|Not the prettiest, but at least no snow. |
You can't see because of the clouds,
but there are mountains at the end of my street.
Quick story, in high school I was on the color guard team. Basically I danced while tossing a five foot pole with a decorative flag on the end. (Here's a little peek of what I'm talking about. I'm the angle in white)
I loved it, I was able to move and flow with the music. However, even with 5 am practices five days a week and an extra hour two to three times during school hours, I still was over 200 pounds and somewhat weak. During one of the early morning practices, my coach asked us to run laps around the top of the gym. I had been dancing for nearly two years yet I couldn't do it. I could not run one lap around the gym. I was struggling to breath, legs burning and, as a teenager, sure I was going to die. High school days are what most people long for. I can't count how many times I've read blogs of people being able to finally run as fast as they did in high school or wear the jeans they wore during their senior year. I'm proud of them and I think it's great! But for me, I want to be better than I was in high school. I'd love to be the weight I was then, and have the flexibility (did you watch the whole video, because if you did, you'll see my awesomeness at the end!) but I want to add to that. Today, I am better than I was in High school, I can run and I can breathe doing it. Thanks for indulging my flashback.
Back to today, I felt so good to be able to run and the weather, though not exactly smiling down on me, stayed somewhat dry until I got home. I walked in the door and before I even started to stretch I looked outside and it was dumping giant dandruff again. Someone up there must want me to keep going :)